Is factory CPU thermal paste sufficient?

Hi

I have just purchased a new i7 870 and as all new cpu's it has factory thermal paste on it. Is it ok if I install it as it is or shall I buy a new paste and reapply?

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  1. Yes, the original paste will be fine, just remember to secure the heatsink properly.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/338655-10-intel-stock-cooler-installation-guide
  2. Ok! Thanks!
  3. Worst case sneario you take a hair drier you worm a bit you remove it easy.
  4. There's no reason to waste it by removing it. The differences between TIM types in use today is only a few degrees of difference. Besides, if you are using the stock HS/F, it totally makes no difference. You're probably not going to do much in the way of O/Cing anyway with the stock cooler.
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